(A) The governor’s effective and efficient schools recognition program is hereby created. Each year, the governor shall recognize, in a manner deemed appropriate by the governor, the top ten per cent of all public schools in this state, including city, exempted village, and local school districts, joint vocational school districts, community schools established under Chapter 3314. , and STEM schools established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code.

(B) The top ten per cent of schools shall be determined by the department of education according to standards established by the department, in consultation with the governor’s office of 21st century education. The standards for recognition for each type of school may vary depending upon the unique characteristics of that type of school. The standards shall include, but need not be limited to, both of the following, provided that sufficient data is available for each school:

(1) Student performance, as determined by factors that may include, but not be limited to, performance indicators under section 3302.02 of the Revised Code, report cards issued under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, performance index score rankings under section 3302.21 of the Revised Code, and any other statewide or national assessment or student performance recognition program the department selects;

(2) Fiscal performance, which may include cost-effective measures taken by the school.

(C) If applicable, the standards under divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section may be applied at the school building or district level, depending upon the quality and availability of data.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.